What is included in a diabetes-focused physical exam?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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A diabetes-focused physical examination includes assessment of vital signs, funduscopic examination, limited vascular and neurologic examinations, and foot examination. Other organ systems should be assessed as indicated by the patient’s clinical situation. A comprehensive examination is not necessary at every visit.


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